Bandai America Releasing the 2017 Tamagotchi Mini

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Bandai America Releasing the 2017 Tamagotchi Mini

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Oct 11 2017, 03:52 AM #1



Following in the footsteps of Bandai Japan, Bandai America is bringing the 2017 Tamagotchi Mini to the United States! We couldn’t be happier, but we must say we are not surprised. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Tamagotchi here in the United States Bandai is releasing the 2017 Tamagotchi Mini and bringing Tamagotchi back to America.

Placing their bets on nostalgia Bandai America is hoping that fans that nurtured the original virtual pet in 1997 will purchase the new 2017 Tamagotchi Mini decorated in the original 6 Japanese shell designs. The 2017 Mini is identical to the one just recently released in Japan, with the ability to raise 6 characters, however the packaging is a bit different. The 2017 Mini will feature unique packaging resembling the original packaging to pay tribute to the original version released in the United States. We can definitely see ourselves purchasing more than one for our collection!



“For many Generation X kids, the Tamagotchi device can be considered America’s first and favorite digital pet,” says Tara Badie, marketing director for Bandai America. “The enduring power of Tamagotchi is its clear expression that nurturing and love never goes out of style. It’s such an honor to bring back one of the most beloved toys in a way that captures the magic and joy of a generation while embracing the sensibilities of new generations.”

The device is definitely being marketed for its nostalgia, hoping that fans back in the 90’s and perhaps even in the early 2000’s with the Connection devices will want to relive the good old days. This definitely seems like a good approach as many millennials have been flocking to nostalgic products that have been re-released.



The 2017 Tamagotchi Mini will be available this November in the United States, pre-orders will be available starting October 10th at various North American retailers for $14.99. As retailers post their pre-orders we will definitely keep you updated!

So what do you think about Bandai America releasing the 2017 Tamagotchi Mini in the United States for the 20th anniversary? Will you be ordering it? We want to hear from you!
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Oct 11 2017, 01:48 PM #2

I woke up to two different texts from friends about this happening, lol. I think I'll be getting one. The designs remind me so much of reading Tama logs on here, which I used to adore doing. And I often (more than I probably should) question if I want to fire up one of my old Tamas. This will give me a good excuse.
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Oct 12 2017, 02:37 AM #3

Toys “R” Us Sells Out of 2017 Mini Pre-Orders!



The 2017 Tamagotchi Mini was listed on the Toys “R” Us website hours ago, and already all 6 designs are now sold out! It appears that there is a strong demand for this re-released device, and we couldn’t be happier!
First off- how amazing is it to see Tamagotchi gracing the pages of the Toys “R” Us website again? We love it.
The devices are listed as “Bandai Tamagotchi Digital Pet Toy”, all 6 designs are up on their website and were available for pre-order. Already sold out, we will have to monitor these pre-orders just about everyday; don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated.




Pre-orders of the 2017 Tamagotchi Mini are limited to two per customer, and are priced at $14.99 These devices are estimated to start shipping on November 15th.
Be sure to head over to the Toys “R” Us website soon and hope more pre-orders become available!
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Oct 12 2017, 02:39 AM #4

UK 2017 Tamagotchi Mini Orders!



When Bandai America announced the release of the 2017 Tamagotchi Mini they made no mention of this release being outside of the United States, but this doesn’t look like the case. Although no official press release from Bandai UK, the 2017 Mini is launching across the pond!



The Entertainer and Smyths Toy Store, two popular toy shops in the United Kingdom have the 2017 Tamagotchi Mini up on their website for purchase. Yes, thats right, purchase not pre-order. You can add the Mini to your basket for £10.00 or £9.99 and receive it within 3-5 business days!



If you live in the UK then we suggest checking out The Entertainer & Smyths Toy Store websites and starting your order today!
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